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22 June 2018, 10:10

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Poroshenko, 7 officials get life in prison, property seizure for crimes in Donbass (PHOTOS)

The Ukrainian People’s Tribunal for Poroshenko’s regime war crimes against Ukrainian citizens (UPT) has sentenced Ukraine’s president Petr Poroshenko, Secretary of the national security and defense council of Ukraine Aleksandr Turchynov, chairman of the Verkhovnaya Rada Andrey Parubiy, prime minister Vladimir Groisman, ex-prime-minster Arseniy Yatsenyuk, minister of internal affairs Arsen Avakov, defense minister Stepan Poltorak, commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko to:

-           Six years in prison for abuse of authority and official position that had serious consequences;

-           Three years in prison for public incitement to armed conflict;

-           12 years in prison for plotting, preparing and unleashing a military conflict;

-           15 years in prison for conducting aggressive military action;

-           Life in prison for violation of laws and customs of war, involving premediated murder;

-           12 years in prison for excess of authority or official powers by a military official, committed with the use of weapons, committed in state of martial law or in a battle, where it caused any grave consequences;

-           10 years in prison with the forfeiture of property for creation of paramilitary formations which is in contravention of Ukrainian laws, and participation in the operations, leadership in the formations, financing, supplying weapons, ammunition, explosives or military enginery to these formations;

-           Five years in prison for preclusion of legal professional activities of journalists'

-           15 years of prison with the forfeiture of property for organizing an armed criminal gang for the purpose of attacking businesses, institutions, organizations or private individuals;

-           Life in prison with the forfeiture of property for aiding an act of terrorism that exposed human life;

-           12 years in prison with the forfeiture of property for financing terrorism;

-           15 years of prison with the forfeiture of property for aiding an assault for the purpose of taking possession of somebody else's property, accompanied with violence dangerous to life and health of an assaulted person, or with threats of such violence;

-           10 years in prison for torture, repeated or committed by a group of persons upon prior conspiracy;

-           Eight years in prison for violence against population in an operational zone;

-           10 years in prison for banditry against population in an operational zone;

-           10 years in prison for illegal confinement or abduction of a person by a group of persons;

-           10 years in prison for intended grievous bodily injury committed by a method characterized by significant torture, or by a group of persons, motivated by national or religious hatred;

-           Life in prison with the forfeiture of property for aggravated murder;

-           Life in prison for genocide;

-           Eight years in prison for violation of citizens' equality based on their race, nationality or religious preferences;

-           Two years of prison for failure to pay salary, scholarship, pension or any other statutory payments;

-           12 years in prison for premediated destruction of public utilities;

-           10 years in prison for willful destruction of property committed by way of setting fire, explosion or by any other generally dangerous method;

-           12 years in prison for blocking of transportation routes, and capturing of a transport enterprise.

The total sentence is made by merging the less severe penalties into more severe, and constitutes LIFE IN PRISON WITH THE FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY, to run from the moment the sentenced are arrested.

LuganskMediaCentre — 22 June — Lugansk